Armin Kiankhooy

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
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    Armin Kiankhooy, MD, is board certified in Cardiothoracic Surgery and specializes in the surgical treatment of advanced heart and lung failure and atrial fibrillation. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduation, he completed his General Surgery residency at the University of Vermont and then went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Kiankhooy then completed an advanced heart and lung failure fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, with a focus on heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, including the total artificial heart.

    Dr. Kiankhooy provides the most advanced treatments for heart failure and also offers advanced minimally invasive surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation. Using small incisions and specialized cameras and instruments, Dr. Kiankhooy has restored normal sinus rhythm in many patients with chronic or long-standing atrial fibrillation.

    Dr. Kiankhooy has received numerous awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine award and Alpha Omega Alpha recognition for excellence in scholarship.

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    1. Gray WH, Hackmann AE, Starnes VA, Kiankhooy A. Successful rescue therapy with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for re-expansion pulmonary oedema in a patient with one lung. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Aug 03. PMID: 30084903.
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    2. Kiankhooy A, Taylor MD, LaPar DJ, Isbell JM, Lau CL, Kozower BD, Jones DR. Predictors of early recurrence for node-negative t1 to t2b non-small cell lung cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Oct; 98(4):1175-83. PMID: 25134863.
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    3. Whelihan MF, Kiankhooy A, Brummel-Ziedins KE. Thrombin generation and fibrin clot formation under hypothermic conditions: an in vitro evaluation of tissue factor initiated whole blood coagulation. J Crit Care. 2014 Feb; 29(1):24-30. PMID: 24331944; PMCID: PMC4355959.
    4. Kiankhooy A, Sartorelli KH, Vane DW, Bhave AD. Angiographic embolization is safe and effective therapy for blunt abdominal solid organ injury in children. J Trauma. 2010 Mar; 68(3):526-31. PMID: 20220415.
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    5. Kiankhooy A, Crookes B, Privette A, Osler T, Sartorelli K. Fait accompli: suicide in a rural trauma setting. J Trauma. 2009 Aug; 67(2):366-71. PMID: 19667891.
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    6. Johnson JM, Kiankhooy A, Bertges DJ, Morris CS. Percutaneous image-guided aspiration and sclerosis of adventitial cystic disease of the femoral vein. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2009 Jul; 32(4):812-6. PMID: 19449068.
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    7. Vane DW, Kiankhooy A, Sartorelli KH, Vane JL. Initial resection of potentially viable tissue is not optimal treatment for grades II-IV pancreatic injuries. World J Surg. 2009 Feb; 33(2):221-7. PMID: 18404287.
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